On my way to breakfast earlier this month I walked past a nice pricey car that was parked in front of Victoria Station. I noticed a pool of empty drinks packet and cookie wrapper beside the driver’s door. From the corner of my eyes I saw the driver rolled down his window and threw out more rubbish as he was cleaning the insides of his car.
I stopped, turned around, picked up all the rubbish and then threw it into a nearby garbage bin. I didn’t look or say a word to the driver. It wasn’t necessary.
I related this story in facebook. A friend then told of an incident that she witnessed at a traffic light in Taman Tun. A mother-daughter duo were having ice cream and then threw the wrapper out the window; a guy drove up to them and asked them to pick it up (or so, she posited) and the guy eventually picked the ice cream wrappers and threw them back into the woman’s car.
Can we inculcate a recycle-conscious society when we have a littering one? Green has become too trendy sometimes.
So for Earth Hour this March 26, on top of turning off the lights for an hour, how about helping to pick up the trash and putting them in a garbage bin? If you can’t bring yourself to pick up someone else’s trash, that’s ok too. Just take care of your own.
We need to get back to basics. To the things we learned as a child. Jangan membuang sampah merata-rata. Do not litter.
It’s so simple.